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TOWNS & VILLAGES
TOWNS & VILLAGES
The Lake District is well known for its spectacular landscapes, but sitting on the shores of its many Lakes and rolling hills are towns and villages full of charm and history each offering something different.
Popular for hikers, climbers, fell-runners and outdoor enthusiasts who are attracted by the many fells. The best-known feature of Great Langdale are the Langdale Pikes.
Is linked with Poet William Wordsworth who lived in Grasmere for 14 years and called it "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found."
Windermere & Bowness
Bowness was once a small fishing village till the railway line in 1847 brought a flock of Victorian tourists to the area which resulted in the creation of Windermere village.
Positioned alongside Coniston Water and sitting below the majestic Coniston Fells, including the well know Coniston Old Man.
A market town surrounded by mountains like Skiddaw. Castlerigg Stone Circle sits on a hill top east of the town, it dates back to the Neolithic era.
Is at the head of Windermere, England's largest natural lake. In the Lake District National Park, it is south of the highest road pass in the Lake District, Kirkstone Pass.
A quiet hamlet and the only part of the Lake District National Park on the coast. With its steam railway line that takes passengers into the deep wilds of Eskdale Valley.
An ancient town that was once owned by monks. Much of the land in and around the village is now owned by the National Trust. The National Trust property is called Hawkshead and Claife.